Get Close Up with Lexus LF-NX Concept


Lexus debuted their new SUV concept at the Frankfurt motor show a few days ago, but we haven't really gotten a good look at their new design language. Until now at least. Up close, the  The LF-NX borrows a lot of the same sharp creases and curves from the IS concept from last year. I'm partial to the side skirts, and wierdly the rear end. i think those vents at the bottom of the bumper look out of place, but the vents make it look like a little like jet exhuasts. I see they've taken some influence from the LFA, thankfully.

The rear haunches are the only part of this concept that look kinda awkward and bulgy. I think those creases will be smoothed out by the time it hits production. Even then, when you look at the car from the front, their shape flow nicely enough into the gigantic tail lights.

Of course, they've got the typical oversized grill up front. At this point, I've kinda come to an understanding that the front end of concept cars are almost always pure fantasy. Besides, Lexus has been pretty consistent with their treatment of grill of late.

I'm willing to bet this little SUV will be very successful for Lexus when they build it. Considering how well the Rav 4 has done for toyota, it's clear there's an audience for small suv's with Toyota levels of reliability/quality. The Lexus faithful will likely love it. The real question is, will it compete with Mercedes GLC. It'll likely cost less for the same amount, and they'll probably arrive around the same time frame.

That's if Lexus decides to build it. If they do, would you buy it? Let us know in the comments!

Dwight Alexander (Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:41:27 -0700): Definitely interested....
Yoshihiro Hirabayashi (Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:58:08 -0700): deninitely the sleekest n coolest SUV ever! id pay 100K for this flying tank
Dan Jong Osen (Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:16:33 -0700): My next taxi.....
Sheila Arndt (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:37:36 -0700): Wrap it up and send it just like it is!
H Dan Smith (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:41:13 -0700): Love my RX-350. This thing is butt-ugly. Sorry, but it is what it is.
Sandra Thompson (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:41:42 -0700): That's going to take a while to grow on me!
Matt Slunecka (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:50:25 -0700): Plant.
Joe Stasney (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:30:44 -0700): I'll take one
Morrine Rutberg (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:15:04 -0700): Really ugly
Trudy Spencer (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:16:23 -0700): Different looking SUV...I like it! Might consider a vehicle like this!
David Cole (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:14:45 -0700): Are you saying this is RAV4 size or RX350 size?
Sandra Leary (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:05:16 -0700): It's not ugly it's different in a futuristic way. Would love to drive it for a week for other people to see it. Could never afford it.
Pari Peggy Massih Ghanbarian (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:34:34 -0700): hi professor dan. this is pari one of your students in 2008 class. congrats for being able to buy high end car enjy it.
Åke Lindén (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:34:48 -0700): My grandchildren will love it.. some batman/Spiderman style. Brave styling by Lexus who normally is very moderate.
Bill Randall (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:02:51 -0700): Oh, its ugly.
Anjum Raja (Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:22:35 -0800): Fint Beautiful car........
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